Accompanied by Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition; Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery; Florence Parly, Minister of the Defense, and senior military authorities, the President met with representatives of Framatome and leaders in the nuclear sector including EDF, CEA, Orano, Naval Group, TechnicAtome, Gifen and Nuclear Valley.
Following a presentation by Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome; President Macron recognized the commitment of Framatome and its Creusot employees and addressed the opportunities for France in the civil nuclear sector and military.
“Our future about ecology and energy depends on nuclear power.” said E. Macron
Emmanuel Macron also announced that France will equip its future new generation aircraft carrier with nuclear propulsion, for which Framatome Defense proudly make its industrial contribution.
These declarations were made on the Le Creusot site where Framatome manufactures forged or cast parts under nuclear quality regulations, both for civil reactors and for reactors used in naval defense propulsion.
Currently, the Creusot site employs 360 people and recruits regularly to ensure both the maintenance and development of employee skills and expertise.
Framatome and its 14,000 employees are committed to meet the expectations of their customers in France and around the world.
In 2021 as in 2020, Framatome will recruit globally 1,000 people for different types of positions and varying levels of experience.